Dr Liu's training in both traditional chinese medicine and western medicine brings a deeper insight into the health and wellbeing of her patients in Sydney

Dr Liu (M.D. MSc. Dip.)

Dr Liu holds a Bachelors degree in Clinical Medicine from Shenyang College, a Diploma in Acupuncture and Massage from Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and a Masters degree in Health Sciences from the University of York in the United Kingdom. She has worked as an intern in China at both the Shenyang Hospital, and in the neurological department at the Liaoning hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine and she has also  authored a number of research papers in leading international medical journals. Her medical degree has been recognised by the Australian Medical Council.

Dr Liu has worked as an Acupuncturist and Herbalist in the UK in private clinics in London’s Harley Street, Kensington and Wimbledon Village before moving to Australia and establishing a successful practice in Adelaide. She has recently begun practicing in Sydney where she brings her deep knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine to the service of the health and wellbeing of her patients.

 

 

Pain Relief Specialist

 

Acupuncture is fast gaining acceptance in mainstream medicine right across the Western world. It's already used routinely in several Australian emergency departments and is now undergoing a randomised, controlled trial in three Melbourne hospitals to alleviate pain from acute migraines, back pain and ankle sprain.

Researchers at the University of York and Hull York Medical School in the UK have just mapped acupuncture's effect on the brain and have found that it changes specific neural structures, deactivating the areas in the brain associated with the processing of pain.

The results of 29 studies involving nearly 18,000 participants. Some had acupuncture, some had “sham” acupuncture, and some didn’t have acupuncture at all. Overall, acupuncture relieved pain by about 50%. The results were published in Archives of Internal Medicine.

 
 
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Relief back pain within 3 sessions

Back pain is commonly considered a nerve impingement syndrome. The way it works is that there's some kind of structural problem that prevents the nerves from exiting the spinal cord through the spinal vertebrae and out into the body. When there is something pinching one of these nerves as it exits the spine it causes pain. The common term for this problem is a "pinched nerve."

"What we've found anecdotally is that people who have come into an emergency department in pain and tried acupuncture, have had their pain relieved in a very short period of time." Acupuncture can also be safely combined with most conventional drugs and treatments and has very few side effects.

 
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Arthritis pain relief

A major study involving 570 patients looking at the effect of acupuncture on osteoarthritis of the knee has found that it can both relieve pain and improve movement.

Today, acupuncture is one of the most accepted complementary therapies in the country, with more than 80 per cent of GPs referring patients to an accredited acupuncturist in the past 12 months. And, despite not being part of the standard curriculum, about one-fifth of GPs have gone on to do post-graduate training in acupuncture.

 
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Migraines and headaches

There are four types of headache: vascular, muscle contraction (tension), traction, and inflammatory.  The most common type of vascular headache is migraine. Migraine headaches are usually characterized by severe pain on one or both sides of the head, an upset stomach, and, at times, disturbed vision. Women are more likely than men to have migraine headaches. 

Randomised controlled studies have shown acupuncture can reduce tension headaches by half and ensure fewer headaches after three to four months than routine drug treatment.
More information: www.acupuncture.com.au

Testimonials

Anemia

I came to Dr Liu on the high recommendation of a friend who became pregnant with her help despite entering early menopause.  I came to Dr Liu feeling severely depleted, exhausted and losing too much blood during my cycle with intense pain that was debilitating.  Dr Liu began to treat me for blood deficiency, primarily with acupuncture before moving into foods.  During this treatment a regular blood test confirmed I had a very low haemoglobin of 7.5 and had iron deficiency anaemia.  With Dr Liu's regular weekly to fortnightly acupuncture sessions, and following her list of blood building foods, I raised my haemoglobin within a month to 11.  I was very thorough about nutrition, given I had to delay a trip as my Hb was too low to fly .. so I had incentive!  She essentially stopped the cause by reducing my monthly blood loss and brought my cycle back into a normal flow with minimal pain, rapidly.  After years of prescriptive pain killers, I have had 4 cycles with no need.  Her skill and knowledge were the best medicine, when applied to a patient willing to make some dietary changes, she achieved excellent results.  I am truly forever grateful to her.  
 

Fertility

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the advice and treatement you have given me which has made a huge difference. my wife and I have been trying to have a baby for over a year, we visited many doctors and fertility specialists and none could really give us a reason why it was not working out. Many of the Fertility specialist recomended trying IVF. One day i have done some research on chinese herbal medicine and accupuncture, many couples tried this and it worked for them so i decided to give it a go. After seing Dr Liu and implementing her treatement my wife got pregnant within 4 weeks. I will deffenitely be recomending her to my family and friends. Thank you once again.

PCOS

My name is Joanne and I have PCOS. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for over ten years now.  After only a few menstrual cycles with Dr Liu treating me I began to feel more energized and less emotional. I am now pregnant and would recommend acupuncture with Dr Liu to anyone trying to have a baby. Dr Liu's professionalism gave me confidence in her, she made me feel very relaxed and after just a few appointments made me feel like a friend with her real compassion and encouragement for my situation. 

PCOS

My name is Ashley and I have had the pleasure of having Acupuncture treatments from Dr Liu since October 2008. I must say her intuition, knowledge and advice is second to none. I initially booked a treatment with Dr Liu after she was recommended to me by my sister. I had a few acupuncture treatments beforehand with another therapist but it didnt feel right. I knew that a combination of Chinese herbs and acupuncture could help with my hormone imbalance (PCOS). But most importantly to me at the time was to get rid of my Acne on my face, chest & shoulders. I suffered with Acne for 2 years since stopping the contraceptive pill and it was getting worse despite my very healthy diet. I was advised by my GP to either go back on the contraceptive pill or take a very long course of strong antibiotics. This kind of treatment would be my last resort, but I was getting so desperate and depressed that I was actually considering taking more medication which would have worsened my condition in the long run. 
So I met with Dr Liu after my sister convinced me that she was fabulous and that I must meet her before taking any medication. After my first consultation and treatment with Dr Liu I had my first period in 9 months what a relief and proof that this was working. Initially I had treatments every fortnight for the first 3 months and every month thereafter, also taking some herbal pills to assist with the acupuncture. 
Since my first consultation I have had a regular cycle (every 4-6 weeks) and even better my Acne has now COMPLETELY cleared. Dr Liu has a lot of expertise in the area of PCOS, fertility & Acne and has without a doubt improved my condition rapidly. I wanted to write this so that all of Lius new clients are aware of her amazing ability and fantastic advice. Not only are her treatments hugely beneficial to your health but it is also 45 minutes of heaven!!!
You are in VERY safe hands